Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Nevada DREAMer and pen pal Astrid Silva addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia:
“I was delighted to watch Astrid address the Democratic National Convention. She did a magnificent job. Astrid is a great example of the contributions DREAMers are making across the country. I’ve seen her grow from a shy young woman who would hand me notes at campaign rallies to a national leader fighting for immigration reform and immigrant’s rights. Her notes helped me understand the hardships facing DREAMers and their families, and I am thrilled that our country is getting to know Astrid the way I do.
“Astrid’s story is that of hardworking undocumented young people who love and contribute immensely to this country. Through her tireless work and courage as an active member of our community, she has helped drive the national conversation about the importance of immigration reform. I am confident that she will continue advocating on behalf of hardworking undocumented families and making Nevada proud. Astrid and I will continue to be partners in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform until we get it to the finish line.”